mistranslation

noun mis·trans·la·tion \ ˌmis-tran(t)s-ˈlā-shən , -tranz- \

Definition of mistranslation

plural mistranslations
: a mistake in translating : an incorrect translation
  • … suffers from a number of repetitive mistranslations that leave readers with a misleading understanding …
  • —Lynn Ginsburg et al.

First Known Use of mistranslation

1651

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